Please don't let this question offend or upset anyone. Like everyone else dealing with PC, I have my ups and downs, good days and bad, and go through every strand of emotions possible. I need to know either a personal or professional opinion about survival. And I realize, that everybody's case and body is different, and that there aren't any guarntees.
Does anyone every really survive PC, or will it comeback at some time in your life regardless of stats and treatments? For example, I am 56, and you can see from my stats that it appears to be organ confined, etc. Is it is even possible that I could live to be 90 and never have the PC come back, or is it more like it's just a question of time, i.e. 5 years, 10 years, 15 years? Are there examples of people that had PC that lived a long, long time after treatment?
Going through a panicy feeling today, no particular reason, just scared a bit.
David in SC
Age 56, 56 at DX
PSA 2007 5.8
PSA 9-2008 14.9
3rd Biopsy 9-2008 Positive
7 of 7 cores positive, ranging from 40 - 90%
2 tumours noted, Gleason 4+3 and 3+4
Open RP surgery completed on Friday, November 14, 2008 at
St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, SC, Dr. Ronald Smith - Surgeon,
Non-nerving sparing, 4 days in hospital, staples removed 11/24/8
Post-surgery Pathlogy Report:
Gleason 3+4=7, pT2c pN0 pMx, Prostate 42 grams, tumor 20% cancer
Contained in capsular, neg. margins apex, bladder neck, right lobe, neg. in seminal vessels and lymph nodes. Left lobe: infiltrating tumor miscroscopically appears to extend to marked left posterior margin